This week, Dallas hosts the Ubuntu Developer Summit for the Lucid Lynx release. This is the key moment where we define what will be done for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and discuss how it will be done. There will be plenty of interesting sessions in all the tracks, and sometimes I wish I could attend two sessions at the same time. In the server track, Monday will have a special focus on applications, Tuesday on cloud images, Wednesday on Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, Thursday on infrastructure sessions, and Friday on testing.
I’ll just highlight one session that I think represent the QA focus of this release: “Server usability papercuts”. The 100 papercuts project focused on common annoyances, easy-to-fix bugs that hinder the user experience in Ubuntu Desktop. It was a great idea, and I think a great success. Several members of the server team think this can be transposed to the Ubuntu Server product as well. Some server packages may be counter-intuitive, suffer from bad default configurations or force the systems administrator to stupid repetitive tasks. Some other packages might not work well together, while it is good practice to use them together. We could identify some of those and fix them, to improve the general server experience for this release. Interested ? Join us today, 15:00 Dallas time !